Sailing for Life in Better Sailboats

Sailing is the ultimate freedom, the experience of being at one with nature and the sea, powered only by the wind and one's imagination. It's one of the few "life sports" that offers both a relaxing escape as well as an invigorating challenge. You pick your level of comfort and excitement. Sailing is never the same twice - each time on the water with your sailboat is a unique adventure that can enrich friendships, strengthen family ties, and refresh one's own sense of well-being. How many other outdoor activities can be shared with three or more family generations?  It's been said there are two types of sailors in the world - the young and the young-at-heart. How great is that?

What a Difference a J Makes

Fulfilling those sailing dreams starts with finding a sailboat that fits you - whether you aspire to sail close to home, cruise to distant shores, or take up the challenge of competitive sailing. Performance differences between sailboats are greater than differences between golf clubs, tennis rackets, skis or cars. There aren't many wooden or metal tennis rackets, skis or golf clubs in use anymore. That's because newer boat designs that perform better and are easier to use are MORE FUN!  A well designed sailboat, like a good sports car, is an extension of its owner. It could take years of sailing other boats to learn the difference that good design and quality make to one's sailing enjoyment. Or you can save time and take advantage of what we've learned and designed into every "J." We invite you to explore our site to learn more.

J/Sailing Gear For 2017

JGear 250pxLook great this season in J sailing apparel. Check out the comfortable and fashionable sailing clothing, tech shirts, polo shirts, sailing jackets and sailing hats at the J/Sailing Gear site. Also backpacks, totes, J battleflags and other fun items like half-model sailboats are available as gifts and trophies. 

J/Gear is fully customizable to your needs.  When you order, you can specify just about anything you wish, including boat name, boat type, yacht club, hailing port, etc.  Please be sure to visit our store here.

Upcoming Sailing Events

Jun 16-18- J/70 Great Lakes Championship- Cleveland, OH
Jun 16-18- Cleveland Race Week- Cleveland, OH
Jun 17-18- British J/80 National Championship- Southampton, England
Jun 17-25- Kieler Woche- Kiel, Germany
Jun 18-23- Block Island Race Week- Block Island, RI
Jun 18-23- J/109 North American Championship- Block Island, RI
Jun 23-25- Pornic J/80 Cup- Pornic, France
Jun 23-25- Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week- Long Beach, CA
Jun 23-25- Queens Cup Race- Milwaukee, WI
Jun 23-25- J/80 Delta Race Weekend- Colijnsplaat, The Netherlands
Jul 1- Round Island Race- Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
Jul 3rd- Transpac Race- Los Angeles, CA to Honolu, HI
Jul 6-9- British J/Nationals- Southampton, England
Jul 7-9- The Newport Regatta- Newport, RI
Jul 7-9- Vineyard Cup- Vineyard Haven, MA
Jul 8-14- J/80 World Championship- Hamble, England
Jul 15- Chicago to Mackinac Island Race- Chicago, IL
Jul 15- drive.HG Lake Ontario 300 Race- Port Credit, ONT, Canada
Jul 15-15- St Francis J/70 Sportboat Regatta- San Francisco, CA
Jul 20-23- J/22 North American Championship- Buffalo, NY
Jul 21-23- J/Fest Great Lakes- Toronto, ONT, Canada
Jul 22- Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race- Port Huron, MI
Jul 22- RORC Channel Race- Cowess, Isle of Wight, England

NEW 40 Ft Offshore Speedster With Less Crew!

J/121 offshore speedster- 3D profile The new J/121 is a 40’ offshore speedster that can be day raced or distance sailed by just 5 or less crew…. the best short-handed J ever…. capable of winning on any race track while also excelling in daysailing and weekend mode. J/121 redefines offshore sailboat racing as a recreation and shared adventure with friends, it fulfills the growing need to simplify life and reconnect with those you really want to sail with on a boat that’s pure magic to sail. Learn more about J/121 here.

Elegance, Comfort & Style - NEW J/112E

J112E 01 19986J/112E is the newest “E” Series of sport-cruising yachts.  An Evolution of Elegant performance cruising design. This dual- purpose 36 footer has a spacious two-cabin layout and a roomy, comfortable,  cockpit.  Perfect for the annual club cruise, offshore racing or short-handed blue-water sailing.  Learn about J/112E here.

J/70 - The Sportboat Changing Sailing

J70 spin08 redThe J/70 speedster is a fun, fast, stable, 23 footer anyone can sail- kids, women, 70 yr old sailors!  Off-the-wind, J/70 simply flies- she will make you smile while planing fast in moderate winds.  With 1,200+ boats delivered worldwide, the choice is clear. Learn more about J/70 here.

A Family-friendly One-Design & Daysailer- J/88

J88 SolarSailer cockpit 001 18209Big boat feel with sportsboat-like acceleration.  Plus, a weekend interior and huge cockpit make for a versatile 28 footer.  Blis- tering upwind speed of 6.5 kts and trailblazing speed offshore (she planes in 13 kts of wind), means you will collect silverware! Learn more about J/88 here.

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